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Marlene Dobkin de Rios papers


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Incoming Correspondence

Incoming Correspondence

Incoming Correspondence

Outgoing Correspondence

Incoming Correspondence



Conference Programs

Miscellaneous Papers

Clippings and Article Reprint Request Cards

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Marlene Dobkin de Rios papers, 1968-2008 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

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Collection Overview

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Predominant Dates:1968-2008

Extent: 0.5 Cubic feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 10/06/2009

Subjects: Ayahuasca, Ayahuasca ceremony, Ethnopharmacology, Hallucinogenic drugs--Therapeutic use, Psychoactive Substances Research Collection at Purdue University., Shamanism--Peru, Traditional medicine

Forms of Material: Clippings (Information artifacts), Correspondence, Ephemera, Manuscripts (Documents), Programs

Languages: English, German, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Marlene Dobkin de Rios papers (1967-2008; 0.5 cubic feet) documents de Rios' anthropological research on hallucinogens through correspondence, biographical clippings, papers, conference materials, and article reprint request cards.

Collection Historical Note

Marlene Dobkin de Rios was born on April 12, 1939 in New York to Bernard and Anne Dobkin. Dobkin de Rios received her BA in Psychology from Queens College in 1959, her MA in Anthropology from New York University in 1963, and her PhD from the University of California, Riverside in 1972. She is a fellow of the American Anthropological Association and the Royal Anthropological Institute and served as president for the Ethnopharmacology Society (1979-1981) and the Southwestern Anthropological Association (1979-1980). She taught cultural anthropology at California State University-Fullerton (1969-2000), where she is now Professor Emerita of Anthropology. Dobkin de Rios is a medical anthropologist and psychotherapist who works as an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at the University of California-Irvine. She also works as a transcultural specialist helping those from other cultures and has developed a technique called “Visualization Strategies for Success,” which is used to help individuals improve their professional testtaking abilities. Dobkin de Rios’ anthropological fieldwork is extensive, as she has conducted research on ayahuasca in Peru and Brazil, which resulted in several publications. Dobkin de Rios’ impressive and diverse accomplishments range from her work as a cultural anthropologist, medical anthropologist, and psychotherapist. Among her most recent publications are Brief Psychotherapy with the Latino Immigrant Client (2000), LSD Spirituality and the Creative Process with Oscar Janiger (2003), “Anthropologist as Fortuneteller” in Skeptic Magazine (2006), A Hallucinogenic Tea, Laced with Controversy (2008), and The Psychedelic Journey of Marlene Dobkin de Rios: 45 Years with Shamans, Ayahuasqueros and Ethnobotanists (2011).


Dobkin de Rios, Marlene. “Contemporary Authors Online.” Gale Biography in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2001. Web. 7 Jan. 2011. http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/bic1/ReferenceDetailsPage/ReferenceDetailsWindow?displayGrou pName=Reference&disableHighlighting=false&prodId=BIC1&action=e&windowstate=norm al&catId=&documentId=GALE%7CH1000025907&mode=view&userGroupName=purdue_ main&jsid=e77a7ffbd94c4d22d1a621fcf713743c

Dobkin de Rios, Marlene. “Marlene Dobkin de Rios Ph.D., L.M.F.C.” Marlene Dobkin de Rios. 2008. www.marlenedobkinderios.com

“Marlene Dobkin de Rios.” The Vaults of Erowid. Last modified March 18, 2009. http://www.erowid.org/culture/characters/dobkin_derios_marlene/dobkin_derios_marlene.sht ml

Subject/Index Terms

Ayahuasca ceremony
Hallucinogenic drugs--Therapeutic use
Psychoactive Substances Research Collection at Purdue University.
Traditional medicine

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 box

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Acquisition Source: Marlene Dobkin de Rios

Preferred Citation: MSP 72, Marlene Dobkin de Rios papers, Karnes Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Processing Information: All materials have been placed in archival housing.

Other URL: http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/dobkinderios_m.pdf

Box and Folder Listing

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[Folder 1: Incoming Correspondence, 1980-1989],
[Folder 2: Incoming Correspondence, 1968-1979],
[Folder 3: Incoming Correspondence, 1990-1999],
[Folder 4: Outgoing Correspondence, 1968-2003],
[Folder 5: Incoming Correspondence, 2000-2008],
[Folder 6: Writings, undated],
[Folder 7: Flyers, circa 1987 - circa 2002],
[Folder 8: Conference Programs, 1967-1991],
[Folder 9: Miscellaneous Papers, circa 1967 - circa 2001],
[Folder 10: Clippings and Article Reprint Request Cards, circa 1978 - circa 1989],